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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Drug resistant TB 'rising in UK'

Drug resistant tuberculosis is posing a growing threat in the UK, probably fuelled by immigration, say experts. Many of these patients came from sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent, where they may have developed immunity to the drug.

They found the proportion of cases resistant to any of the first-line drugs rose from 5.6% to 7.9%. The British Medical Journal study also found a small increase in cases of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB).

BBC Report

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